Animation studio CoMix Wave Films, STORY Inc and Toho Co., Ltd. are proud to reveal to the world for the first time a trailer and new key art for Makoto Shinkai’s highly anticipated film: Suzume no Tojimari (working title). Additionally, the film is set to hit theaters in Japan on November 11, 2022. The upcoming film follows his two previous blockbusters, “Your Name.” (2016) and “Weathering with You” (2019), which achieved unprecedented international acclaim.
“We have to think about how to close the many doors we have left open,” says director Makoto Shinkai as he continues to work on the film. “I entrusted this responsibility to Suzume as she travels through Japan closing many doors. I sincerely hope this film will leave its audience with big smiles and excitement as they leave the theater.
The movie teaser will air exclusively on Toho’s MOVIE channel on YouTube at 8:00 PM April 10, 2022 JST (04:00 AM April 10, 2022 PST)!
When the trailer airs, you can check it out at the following link:
Additionally, in anticipation of tomorrow’s trailer, a preview image from the film will be shown. We see a small spa town of forgotten destination. A ryokan-style inn lies derelict and derelict, the rooms overgrown with ivy, the signs pitted and rusty… Suzume walks through this desolate scene in what Makoto Shinkai describes as “A Closing Story.”
The story of Suzume no Tojimari is as follows:
On the other side of the door, it was the whole time…
17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she meets a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door. What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing amidst the ruins as if safe from any disaster. Seemingly hypnotized by its power, Suzume grabs the button…
Gates begin to open one after another all over Japan, unleashing destruction on all who stand nearby. Suzume must close these portals to avoid another disaster.
The morning sky
In this area, it was as if all time had melted into the sky –
Drawn to this mysterious door, Suzume’s journey is about to begin.
The film crew is as follows:
- Makoto Shinkai – Director, Original Story, Screenplay
- Masayoshi Tanaka – Character Design
- Kenichi Tsuchiya – Animation Director
- Takumi Tanji – art director
- CoMix Wave Films Inc – Production Company
- STORY Inc – Producer Company
- Toho Co., Ltd – Distribution Company
Source: press release